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Courtroom Rehearing Granted For Izembek Nationwide Wildlife Refuge — The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation


    For many years, the Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation has labored tirelessly to guard the Izembek NWR from this Highway To Nowhere. Its development would have devastating impacts on greater than half 1,000,000 Pacific brant, emperor geese, swans, and different wildlife, leading to habitat fragmentation, disturbance, and air pollution. The highway could be the primary ever to bisect a congressionally-designated wilderness, the place by definition, people depart no mark. The precedent opens the door for different wilderness areas to be destroyed. Additional, the rules established within the “Nationwide Wildlife Refuge System Enchancment Act of 1997” could be reversed. 

    Whereas we rejoice being granted a rehearing, the battle is way from over. The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation can be monitoring efforts to oppose the rehearing and the development of the highway within the refuge intently and proceed to work in direction of everlasting safety of the Izembek Nationwide Wildlife Refuge.